Financial Management & Costing Specialists

  • Help us bring innovation to the way we work and the way we support our clients
  • Contribute to our nations prosperity
  • Tackle Australia’s most interesting and challenging government problems

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms. Through depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of purpose we help our clients solve complex challenges, steer change, strengthen, transition and grow. In Canberra, we are a team based practice and this extends to our clients whom we work and collaborate with, in solving complex problems. Together, we design, innovate and implement, providing enduring advice that support our clients and the services they deliver. Our clients vary in size and come from a diverse range of sectors – all sharing in a common goal: to embrace change and deliver services that make Australia a better place.  We are looking for talented individuals who would like to join us on the journey.

KPMG’s Advisory business partners with clients to help them address complex business problems to ensure sustainable business outcomes; from distilling ‘big data’ to reveal valuable insights, to improving operational performance, optimising risk, restructuring an operation or seizing a new business opportunity through a merger, acquisition, strategic alliance or other transaction.

We currently have multiple opportunities for ambitious and self-motivated Finance professionals who are looking to further their career in management consulting and join KPMG's growing Canberra business. You’ll work across varied projects and with capable individuals to perform a range of the below activities:

      • Undertaking cost estimation and cost assurance projects;
      • Costing of business cases and new policy proposals;
      • Activity Based Costing and/or cost recovery/attribution projects;
      • Costing and reporting on the activities performed within an organisation;
      • Financial and pricing aspects of large government procurement processes;
      • Implementation of effective and efficient costing software;
      • You may be driving costing projects autonomously, so you will be able to seek out the information from stakeholders yourself; 
      • Writing board papers, reports, proposals and tenders.

We believe diversity of thought, background and unique experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are looking for people with a passion for and / or experience in the following areas:

    • Relevant experience of formal estimating or costing advisory services;
    • Bachelor's degree or higher qualification, preferably in Engineering or Accounting;
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
    • Proven ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels;
    • Effective analytical and problem solving abilities;
    • Ability to work with detailed plans and specifications;
    • Intermediate/Advanced Computer Skills & Knowledge including estimating software
    • Knowledge of other commonly used software packages is expected (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project).
    • Ability to understand and interpret contract and post-contract documentation (including legal documentation and specifications).

Supporting your experience tertiary qualifications in a related discipline are highly advantageous. You should also be an Australian Citizen or have the ability to obtain a government security clearance.

The KPMG Difference

Our people are focused on creating a diverse and dynamic environment that embraces  and values differences. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics our people possess and we share and learn from each other.

We are proud to be consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and for our achievements in LGBT+ workplace inclusion.


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